Zarinah Hassan commonly known as Zari Hassan, is a Ugandan socialite, musician and businesswoman, who resides in South Africa, where she runs a chain of schools and student hostels and other businesses.
ZARI HASSAN BIOGRAPHY
She was born Zarinah Hassan on 23 September 1980. She is of complex heritage; her maternal grandfather is of Indian descent. Her maternal grandmother is Ugandan. Her paternal grandmother hails from Burundi.
She grew up in the city of Jinja, attending primary school in one of the local elementary schools. She attended Jinja Girls High School, where she attained a high school diploma. She then left for London in the United Kingdom, where she attended beauty school, graduating with a Diploma in Cosmetology.
ZARI HASSAN EDUCATION AND CV
High school: Jinja girls high school
College: Diploma in cosmetology from UK
In 2007, Zari the Boss Lady recorded her first single titled ‘Oliwange’, Ugandan for ‘you’re mine’. The hit track was successful and subsequently earned a nomination for the Africa Channel O awards as the Best East African Video of the Year. This award ceremony took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.
ZARI HASSAN FAMILY
She is of different heritage, her grandfather on her moms’ side is Indian and her grandmother Ugandan, her grandfather on her dads’ side is Somalian and her grandmother a Burundian.
She was born to Nasur Hassan and Halima Hassan (mother). Her mother however passed on in July 2017 due to heart failure while receiving treatment at Nakasero Hospital in Uganda. Zari has two sisters, her baby sister Zuleha Hassan and her older sister Zara Hassan.
ZARI HASSAN HUSBAND
Zari hooked up with Ivan Ssemwanga and later got married to the tycoon in 2004. Notably, the Boss Lady’s ex-husband was very wealthy and was also a philanthropist. The billionaire would go great lengths to help the needy and even threw parties to raise funds for those who needed financial assistance. However, every coin has two sides. According to Zari, her ex-hubby for ten years and father to her three kids was obsessed with her, a trait that advanced to abusive levels.
For a period of over 12 years Zari was married to the late Ivan Semwanga, and together they are the parents of three sons, Pinto, Quincy and Didy. In 2013, she divorced Semwanga, whom she accused of physically abusing her.
In May 2017, Ivan Semwanga suffered a massive stroke, was admitted to Steve Biko Academic Hospital, slipped into a coma and died on 25 May 2017. He was buried in Uganda and following the funeral, Zari returned to South Africa to manage her businesses and some of her late husband’s enterprises.
ZARI HASSAN AND DIAMOND PLATNUMZ
Sometime 2014, Zari established a romantic relationship with Diamond Platnumz (Naseeb Abdul Juma), a Tanzanian recording artist, who is 9 years her junior. Together they are the parents of daughter Latifah Dangote (born 6 August 2015) and son Prince Nillan (born 6 December 2016). Zari alternated time between South Africa and Tanzania and so did her new boyfriend.
Latiffah Dangote, born on August 6, 2015 and Prince Nillan Dangote, born on December 6th 2016. Diamond and Zari Hassan marriage almost ended when pressure, emanating from family members, forced the singer to perform DNA to determine whether Tiffah is Diamond’s biological daughter-the result turned positive
Diamond Platinumz had admitted that he had cheated on Zari Hassan with Hamisa Mobetto
Speaking on Sanyu FM’s Hit Selector Show on Saturday, Zari told show host Crystal Newman that she has discussed with Diamond Platnumz his extra-marital affair with video vixen Hamisa Mobetto, and are working to mending their relationship.
She further explained that she was very disappointed to find out that her sweetheart cheated on her with what she termed as a low life.
ZARI HASSAN WEALTH AND NET WORTH
Zari’s wealth is estimated to be in the north of $1 million and she is ranked among richest models in East Africa. She owns a Range Rover Vogue,Toyota V8 among other fleet of cars.
Details of the wealth Ivan left Zari Hassan
In a video posted online by Uganda’s Big Mouth site, Ivan was said to have left everything in Zari’s care since she is the mother of his 3 sons. She was said to have also been granted the power of attorney which basically means she is allowed to make financial decisions on behalf of Ivan like selling property for him and conducting business transactions.
Speaking on Millard Ayo, Zari revealed that she had not been granted power of attorney but had been left with some of Ivan’s businesses to run which included a college in South Africa and other property in Uganda.
“Obviously when it comes to the businesses, I will continue handling them since I’m the mum. About power of attorney no it hasn’t been put in place, but I will run the colleges in South Africa, he has two properties one in his name, one in both our names. I have my own property which I’m renting and will continue managing.” She said before adding “We will take it one day at a time to keep his legacy going.”
ZARI HASSAN AGE
she was born in 1980.
ZARI HASSAN AWARDS
Zari is a musician, something that can catch you unaware. In 2006 she was nominated for the best East African video. The celebrity also won a channel O Video award for the best East African award in 2008.
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